Masters | Postgraduate Course - Politics MA Course Details within Nottingham Trent University

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Politics MA

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Full-time and Part-time

This course offers you the opportunity to study Politics at an advanced and specialised level, emphasising the interplay between the national, regional and global arenas. The underpinning theme of the Politics Masters degree is participation - an issue that has, and looks likely to continue to be a key debate within political discourse.

Throughout the course you will have the unique opportunity to explore this theme through combining academic research skills with a period of work-based learning – either through existing links you might have with an organisation / institution, or through links established throughout the course.

Module details

Course modules

Core modules include:

  • Citizens, Values and Political Participation
  • Political Party Development
  • Researching Political Issues
  • Dissertation or work-based research project

Optional modules include one of the following:

  • Sustainability, Citizenship and Identity
  • Global Governance and International Institutions

Entry Requirements

  • You will need an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (normally a 2.2 or above).
  • Applicants without such qualifications will be considered on an individual basis but will be required to demonstrate how their experiences and knowledge would enable them to study this course at Masters-level in their Personal Statement.
  • No references are required when applying for this course.

Student Destinations

NTU has a justified reputation among the UK's universities for the high level of employability of its graduates. While the primary aims of a university course have traditionally been intellectual in nature and specific to the subject(s) under study, NTU realises the importance of the role of higher education in training graduates to move into the labour market. The MA Politics will provide you with a range of ‘transferable skills' which will be essential to employment in a range of occupations, including:

•The ability for independent and critical thought
•Analysing and evaluating complex and unfamiliar problems
•Working to tight deadlines
•Presenting your ideas with confidence and clarity both in writing and in speech
•Working and learning collaboratively with peers from a range of personal, academic and national backgrounds.